Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Ready to be Royal!
Last sunday, I went to an artist gathering, in a beautiful rustic old barn in a rural area outside San Luis Obispo, California. There was a large crowd, lots of antiques, jewelry, altered art, and my favorite....handmade crowns and tiaras! I saw the most amazing creations, fit for any queen or king. Kerri Judd and Danyel Montecinos were there to demonstrate how to make your own royal headpieces. What a wonderful way to start a new tradition in your framily, to mark holidays and those special milestones in your life. They have written a lovely book, which I quickly snatched up, with great instructions and ideas to get you started. Of coarse the first thing I noticed on the book cover was the crown featuring the" oh so chic "chicken wire. Never has chicken wire looked so elegant......ahem.... except on my earring shrines of coarse! The possibilities are endless...I can't wait to make my own....My favorite quote in the book.."a girl should be two things: classy and fabulous"- Coco Chanel
I was born a twin, although I was the first one to appear, so maybe that makes me the normal one. Anyway, my mother was fond of Toni perms in the 50's and thought our straight blond hair could reap the benefits of that products curly promises......questionable! The hair solution was so nasty all the windows and doors had to be opened, any food product left out on a counter had a slight mystery flavor, the cat stayed outside for a week. And the end result...well, my twin and I refer to that period as the "duelling Bozo's"
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